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Time & Effort

Welcome to the UTB Time & Effort Web site.

Effort reporting is a process mandated by the federal government to verify that direct labor charges to, or cost shared on, sponsored projects are accurate, timely, and reflect the actual level of work performed.

This site provides both general information on effort concepts as well as specific information on effort reporting and certification procedures. Please use the sidebar on the left-hand side to navigate the different sections of this website.

In addition to the reference guides, FAQs, and additional resources located within this website, if you have questions about the effort certification process, or about effort commitments on sponsored projects, or suggestions for additional information you would like to see on this website, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at (956) 882-7849 or via e-mail at

Time and effort certification Period

Time & Effort Certification for the Spring 2015 semester (January 1, 2015- April 30, 2015) will open on June 22, 2015 and close July 6, 2015.

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